United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations, and More

Jul 13, 2019

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A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019; Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations, Again

United Airlines announced that its Boeing 737 MAXes would remain off its schedules until Nov. 3.

Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019. - Tropical storm Barry barreled toward rain-soaked New Orleans on July 11 as the city hunkered down for an ordeal that evoked fearful memories of 2005
Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019; Photo courtesy of SETH HERALD/AFP/Getty Images


9 Airlines Issue Waivers for Gulf Coast As a Strengthening Barry Nears Landfall

As the storm approaches the Louisiana coast, nine airlines have now issued travel waivers for the storm — and more have already started cancelling flights.

SFO Centurion Lounge


Another Round of Amex Platinum 100k, Gold Card 50k Bonus Offers Available via CardMatch

The particular offer that we’re seeing requires $5,000 spending within the first three months of account opening to earn the 100,000-point welcome bonus. (Offer subject to change at anytime)

These Guys Camped out in the World’s Best Airport — but Should You?

A pair of YouTubers booked a flight that they didn’t plan on making, to get them in the terminal four days ahead of an international flight that they did plan to make.

Photo courtesy of Katie Genter/TPG


No, Priority Pass Isn’t Cutting Restaurant Access for All Members

Since American Express announced that they will be cutting complimentary restaurant access for its credit and charge cards that include a Priority Pass membership, there have been concerns that it will be removed for other members as well. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.

Star Wars Galaxys Edge - Millennium Falcon
Full size Millennium Falcon; Image by Leslie Harvey


Disney Just Announced the Opening Date for Second Star Wars Ride – Rise of the Resistance

The Rise of the Resistance ride will open this year on Dec. 5 at Walt Disney World and on Jan. 17, 2020, out in California at Disneyland.

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu.
Photo courtesy of Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu.


A Hotel Room With a Full-Sized Boeing 737 Flight Simulator? Yes, It Exists

Sweet dreams, aviation geeks: there’s a hotel room in Tokyo that features a full-fledged Boeing 737-800 flight simulator.

Delta celebrates its first Airbus A330-900neo (Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines)
Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines


Delta’s A330neo Enters Service Early

Delta’s A330-900s were originally scheduled to enter service on July 1, but the airline announced in May that its inaugural flight would be pushed back to July 15. However, Delta was able to bring the new aircraft online earlier than planned.

(Photo courtesy of Marriott)
Photo courtesy of Marriott


DC Attorney General Suing Marriott Over ‘Deceptive Resort Fees’

Karl Racine, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, announced Tuesday over Twitter that he is suing the world’s largest hotel chain for “charging consumers deceptive resort fees when booking hotel rooms.”

The Uber driver app on the windshield of former Washington Flyer taxi driver Ali Jaghori. Jaghori now drives soley for UberX. Thousands of local car owners have signed up in recent months to drive with one of the "ride-share" operators that use smartphone apps to link people needing rides with car owners willing to give them, for a price. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images
Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images


Uber’s New Comfort Ride Option Is Its Version of ‘Economy Plus’

When ordering an Uber Comfort, it appears you’ll receive something in-between an UberX and an Uber XL. The most noticeable difference will be that each one will have more legroom than a standard UberX vehicle.

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